Daycares in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Find Chicago Heights, Illinois daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.

Chicago Heights Nazarene Nursery School 699 8th Street Chicago Heights, IL

Chicago Heights St James Head Start 9 West 21st Street Chicago Heights, IL

Cmt Teach Me How Academy 34 East 16th Street Chicago Heights, IL

HGDC Child Care Center 99 East 15th Street Chicago Heights, IL

Ingram Day Care Center #2 2005 Western Avenue Chicago Heights, IL

Joseph W Freelon Child & Family Dev Cen 267 East 15th Street Chicago Heights, IL

Kidds Palace Learning Center 421 Ashland Avenue Chicago Heights, IL

La Branche's Childcare Center 1644 Vincennes Avenue Chicago Heights, IL

M & M Child Care Center 1642 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL

Our Other House Day Care Center 645 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL

Prairie State College Childrens Lrng Center 202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL

The Early Childhood Preschool 900 Thomas Street Chicago Heights, IL

Uebc Before & After School Program 1625 Center Avenue Chicago Heights, IL

About Chicago Heights Daycares

Chicago Heights Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Chicago Heights, IL. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Chicago Heights home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Chicago Heights childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Chicago Heights, Illinois come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Chicago Heights Adult Daycares.

Illinois Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Illinois State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Illinois Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Chicago Heights Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Chicago Heights background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Chicago Heights Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Chicago Heights Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Illinois State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Chicago Heights private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Chicago Heights.

Chicago Heights Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, IL law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.